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Bucks County Council has issued the following statement about the problems of road debris following damage caused by Storm Doris.

As Storm Doris sends strong winds across Buckinghamshire, Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) is receiving hundreds of calls from the public reporting trees and debris in the roads. Several TfB teams have had to suspend other work in order to deal with trees and debris blocking Buckinghamshire's roads, working closely with local tree surgeons, utilities companies, and police. Work to clear the roads is likely to continue into the night. Here's a roundup how the local TfB teams have dealt with Doris so far:

Aylesbury Vale:
Trees have been the main issue either fallen across or depositing debris on the road. Teams have attended to 18 (as of 3pm) trees in the road, with several still to do.

There are two in-house crews attending to debris reported on the roads, who are putting in road closures and diversions.

In addition there are two tree surgeon contractors also clearing fallen trees. Western Power Distribution have been called to Little Horwood where a tree fell across the road, brought a powerline down, and landed on the Public House.

(The A413 between Winslow and Swanbourne will remain closed for several hours due to a tree falling on a powerline).

Chilterns & South Bucks:
Over 50 fallen trees have caused disruption on the roads in the Chiltern and South Bucks area today.

The whole workforce is currently dealing with removing trees and branches from the road, or installing road closures. In several locations TfB teams are being supported by South Bucks Tree Surgeons in order to deal with the larger obstructions.

All other works have had to be suspended this afternoon due to the sheer volume of wind-related incidents, and it looks likely the work will continue into the evening.

High Wycombe and surrounding areas:
So far today the High Wycombe team has dealt with 22 trees in the road, and have suspended gully cleaning to release another crew to deal with the effects of the stormy weather. Only one of the trees required help from local tree surgeons.

It is expected that at least two crews will continue working into this evening.

Please report fallen trees in the roads to Transport for Buckinghamshire by calling either 01296 382416 or 01296 486630 (out of hours)

Please do not use social media to report emergencies!

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